UK: 1000 Largest Cities by Population


London is the biggest city in the United Kingdom by far, and is also the biggest in the European Union.

Cities in italics are the county towns of their county.

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  1.  London, London – 8,445,066
  2.  BirminghamWest Midlands – 1,224,136
  3.  Glasgow, Glasgow – 1,199,629
  4.  Leeds, West Yorkshire – 751,485
  5.  Edinburgh, Edinburgh – 595,555
  6. Liverpool, Merseyside – 552,267
  7. Bristol, Bristol – 535,907
  8. Bradford, West Yorkshire – 524,619
  9.  Cardiff, Cardiff – 521,711
  10. Sheffield, South Yorkshire – 518,090
  11.  Manchester, Greater Manchester - 510,746
  12.  Leicester, Leicestershire – 443,760
  13. Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire – 427,529
  14. Kingston-upon-Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire – 385,786
  15. Wakefield, West Yorkshire – 327,627
  16. Coventry, West Midlands – 325,949
  17. Nottingham, Nottinghamshire – 315,862
  18.  Belfast, County Antrim – 295,223
  19. Plymouth, Devon – 286,732
  20. Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne and Wear – 282,442
  21. Sunderland, Tyne and Wear – 275,506
  22.  Derby, Derbyshire – 255,394
  23. Wolverhampton, West Midlands – 254,726
  24. Southampton, Hampshire – 253,651
  25. Portsmouth, Hampshire – 238,137
  26. Swansea, Swansea – 223,301
  27.  Aberdeen, Aberdeen – 219,551
  28. Reading, Berkshire – 218,705
  29. Oldham, Greater Manchester – 217,273
  30. Northampton, Northamptonshire – 215,173
  31. Luton, Bedfordshire – 211,228
  32. Warrington, Cheshire – 202,228
  33. Dudley, West Midlands – 200,603
  34. Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire – 200,088
  35. York, North Yorkshire – 200,018
  36. Swindon, Wiltshire – 197,745
  37. Bolton, Greater Manchester – 194,189
  38. Stockton-on-Tees, County Durham – 191,610
  39. Preston, Lancashire – 190,687
  40. Bournemouth, Dorset – 187,503
  41. Norwich, Norfolk – 186,682
  42. Middlesbrough, North Yorkshire – 184,773
  43. Peterborough, Cambridgeshire – 178,869
  44. Southend-on-Sea, Essex – 175,547
  45. Walsall, West Midlands – 174,141
  46. Colchester, Essex – 173,074
  47. Mansfield, Nottinghamshire – 169,987
  48. Telford, Shropshire – 166,641
  49.  Ipswich, Suffolk – 164,331
  50.  Huddersfield, West Yorkshire – 162,949
  51.  Dundee, Dundee – 160,309
  52.  Oxford, Oxfordshire - 159,994
  53.  Chelmsford, Essex – 157,072
  54.  Cambridge, Cambridgeshire – 156,252
  55.  Brighton, East Sussex – 155,919
  56.  Maidstone, Kent – 155,608
  57.  Slough, Berkshire – 155,298
  58.  Poole, Dorset – 154,718
  59.  Blackburn, Lancashire – 152,516
  60.  Chesterfield, Derbyshire – 150,676
  61. Bedford, Bedfordshire – 147,911
  62. Blackpool, Lancashire – 147,663
  63. Newport, Newport – 145,736
  64. Birkenhead, Merseyside – 142,968
  65.  St Alban’s, Hertfordshire – 141,899
  66. Hastings, East Sussex – 139,271
  67. Stockport, Greater Manchester – 139,052
  68.  Gloucester, Gloucestershire – 136,362
  69. West Bromwich, West Midlands – 135,618
  70. Worcester, Worcestershire – 134,073
  71. Sale, Greater Manchester – 134,022
  72. Torquay, Devon – 129,706
  73. Nuneaton, Warwickshire – 125,805
  74. Watford, Hertfordshire – 125,707
  75. Exeter, Devon – 124,610
  76. Solihull, West Midlands – 123,187
  77. Chester, Cheshire – 120,622
  78. High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire – 120,256
  79. Gateshead, Tyne and Wear – 120,046
  80. Southport, Merseyside – 118,604
  81. Rotherham, South Yorkshire – 117,618
  82. Cheltenham, Gloucestershire – 116,447
  83. Hove, East Sussex – 114,479
  84. Eastbourne, East Sussex – 112,906
  85. Doncaster, South Yorkshire – 109,805
  86. Worthing, West Sussex – 109,120
  87.  Londonderry, County Londonderry – 109,097
  88. Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands – 109,015
  89. Rochdale, Greater Manchester – 107,926
  90. Basingstoke, Hampshire – 107,355
  91. Basildon, Essex – 107,123
  92. Crawley, West Sussex – 106,943
  93. Falkirk, Falkirk – 106,063
  94. Darlington, County Durham – 105,564
  95. Woking, Surrey – 105,367
  96. Lincoln, Lincolnshire – 104,221
  97. Gillingham, Kent – 104,157
  98. Salford, Greater Manchester – 103,886
  99. Wigan, Greater Manchester – 103,608
  100. St Helen’s, Merseyside – 102,885
  101. Tamworth, Staffordshire – 101,497
  102. Carlisle, Cumbria – 100,739
  103. Dartford, Kent – 98,940
  104. Rayleigh, Essex – 95,580
  105. Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire – 94,932
  106.  Bath, Somerset – 94,782
  107. Weymouth, Dorset – 93,411
  108. Hartlepool, County Durham – 92,028
  109. Barnsley, South Yorkshire – 91,297
  110. Stevenage, Hertfordshire – 89,663
  111. Grimsby, Lincolnshire – 88,243
  112.  Halifax, West Yorkshire – 88,134
  113.  Redditch, Worcestershire – 84,419
  114.  Weston-super-Mare, Somerset – 83,641
  115.  Harlow, Essex – 82,059
  116.  Burnley, Lancashire – 81,548
  117.  Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire – 79,977
  118. Eastleigh, Hampshire – 78,716
  119. Bracknell, Berkshire – 77,256
  120. Bury, Greater Manchester – 77,211
  121.  Guildford, Surrey – 77,057
  122.  Paisley, Renfrewshire – 76,834
  123.  Chatham, Kent – 76,792
  124.  South Shields, Tyne and Wear – 75,337
  125.  East Kilbride, South Lanarkshire – 74,395
  126.  Harrogate, North Yorkshire – 73,576
  127.  Lisburn, County Antrim • County Down – 72,315
  128.  Burton-upon-Trent, Staffordshire – 72,299
  129.  Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire – 71,977
  130.  Crewe, Cheshire – 71,722
  131.  Shrewsbury, Shropshire – 71,715
  132.  Gosport, Hampshire – 71,529
  133.  Lowestoft, Suffolk – 70,945
  134.  Rugby, Warwickshire – 70,628
  135.  Stafford, Staffordshire – 68,472
  136.  Rossendale, Lancashire – 68,366
  137.  Cannock, Staffordshire – 67,768
  138.  Tynemouth, Tyne and Wear – 67,519
  139.  Washington, Tyne and Wear – 67,085
  140.  Grays, Essex – 66,843
  141.  Craigavon, County Armagh – 65,136
  142.  Farnborough, Hampshire – 65,034
  143.  Waterlooville, Hampshire – 64,350
  144.  Runcorn, Cheshire – 64,154
  145.  Bognor Regis, West Sussex – 63,885
  146.  Maidenhead, Berkshire – 63,580
  147.  Stourbridge, West Midlands – 63,298
  148.  Rochester, Kent – 62,982
  149.  Dewsbury, West Yorkshire – 62,945
  150.  Scarborough, North Yorkshire – 61,749
  151.  Wrexham, County Wrexham – 61,603
  152.  Widnes, Cheshire – 61,464
  153.  Margate, Kent – 61,223
  154.  Ellesmere Port, Cheshire – 61,090
  155.  Taunton, Somerset – 60,479
  156.  Hereford, Herefordshire – 60,415
  157.  Wallasey, Merseyside – 60,284
  158. Bangor, County Down – 60,260
  159. Loughborough, Leicestershire – 59,932
  160. Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent – 57,772
  161. Bebington, Merseyside – 57,336
  162. Aldershot, Hampshire – 57,211
  163. Macclesfield, Cheshire – 56,581
  164.  Livingston, West Lothian – 56,269
  165. Kettering, Northamptonshire – 56,226
  166. Royal Leamington Spa, Warwickshire – 55,733
  167. Littlehampton, West Sussex – 55,706
  168. Gravesend, Kent – 55,467
  169.  Corby, Northamptonshire – 54,927
  170.  Barry, Vale of Glamorgan – 54,673
  171.  Christchurch, Dorset – 54,210
  172.  Keighley, West Yorkshire – 53,331
  173.  Hamilton, South Lanarkshire – 53,188
  174.  Brentwood, Essex – 52,586
  175.  Ewell, Surrey – 51,727
  176. Beeston, Nottinghamshire – 51,479
  177. Bootle, Merseyside – 51,394
  178. Kingswinford, West Midlands – 50,801
  179.  Clacton-on-Sea, Essex – 50,548
  180.  Crosby, Merseyside – 50,044
  181.  Kirkcaldy, Fife – 49,709
  182. Dunfermline, Fife – 49,706
  183. Carlton, Nottinghamshire – 49,235
  184. Wellingborough, Northamptonshire – 49,128
  185.  Sittingbourne, Kent – 48,948
  186. Smethwick, West Midlands – 48,765
  187.  Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex - 48,487
  188.  Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire – 48,380
  189. Inverness, Highland – 48,201
  190.  Lancaster, Lancashire – 48,085
  191.  Horsham, West Sussex – 48,041
  192. Ayr, South Ayrshire – 47,962
  193. Perth, Perthshire – 46,970
  194. Cwmbrân, Torfaen – 46,915
  195.  Banbury, Oxfordshire – 46,525
  196. Llanelli, Carmarthenshire – 46,357
  197. Kilmarnock, East Ayrshire – 46,159
  198. King’s Lynn, Norfolk – 46,093
  199.  Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria – 45,865
  200.  Sutton-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire – 45,848
  201.  Cheshunt, Hertfordshire – 45,832
  202.  West Bridgford, Nottinghamshire – 45,509
  203. Northwich, Cheshire – 45,471
  204. Ashton-under-Lyne, Greater Manchester – 45,198
  205.  Winchester, Hampshire – 45,184
  206. Havant, Hampshire – 45,125
  207. Salisbury, Wiltshire – 44,748
  208.  Greenock, Inverclyde – 44,248
  209. Wallsend, Tyne and Wear – 43,826
  210. Merthyr Tydfil, County Merthyr Tydfil – 43,820
  211.  Jarrow, Tyne and Wear – 43,431
  212.  Whiteley, Hampshire – 43,359
  213.  Middleton, Greater Manchester – 42,972
  214. Lytham St Anne’s, Lancashire – 42,953
  215. Wokingham, Berkshire – 42,728
  216. Bexhill-on-Sea, East Sussex – 42,369
  217. Fareham, Hampshire – 42,210
  218. Grantham, Lincolnshire – 41,998
  219. Worksop, Nottinghamshire – 41,820
  220.  Andover, Hampshire – 41,761
  221. Dover, Kent – 41,709
  222. Braintree, Essex – 41,634
  223. Caerphilly, County Caerphilly – 41,402
  224.  Boston, Lincolnshire – 41,340
  225.  Bridgwater, Somerset – 41,276
  226.  Bury St Edmund’s, Suffolk – 41,113
  227.  Ramsgate, Kent – 40,415
  228.  Trowbridge, Wiltshire – 39,409
  229.  Swadlincote, Derbyshire – 39,322
  230.  Castleford, West Yorkshire – 39,192
  231. Leyland, Lancashire – 38,805
  232. Newbury, Berkshire – 38,762
  233. Eccles, Greater Manchester – 38,756
  234.  Fleet, Hampshire – 38,726
  235.  Great Yarmouth, Norfolk – 38,693
  236.  Tonbridge, Kent – 38,657
  237.  Herne Bay, Kent – 38,385
  238.  Abingdon-on-Thames, Oxfordshire – 38,262
  239.  Canvey Island, Essex – 38,170
  240.  Camberley, Surrey – 38,038
  241. Bishop’s Stortford, Hertfordshire – 37,838
  242.  Hatfield, Hertfordshire – 37,577
  243. Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire – 37,469
  244.  Blyth, Northumberland – 37,339
  245. Chester-le-Street, County Durham – 37,164
  246.  Newark-on-Trent, Nottinghamshire – 37,084
  247.  Redcar, North Yorkshire – 37,073
  248.  Whitley Bay, Tyne and Wear – 36,702
  249.  Chorley, Lancashire – 36,183
  250.  Wilmslow, Cheshire – 35,945
  251.  Accrington, Lancashire – 35,456
  252.  Coalville, Leicestershire – 34,575
  253.  Redhill, Surrey – 34,498
  254.  Skelmersdale, Lancashire – 34,455
  255.  Exmouth, Devon – 34,432
  256.  Billericay, Essex – 34,274
  257.  Hitchin, Hertfordshire – 34,266
  258.  Tyldesley, Greater Manchester – 34,022
  259.  Irvine, North Ayrshire – 33,698
  260.  St Helier, Jersey – 33,522
  261.  Wickford, Essex – 33,486
  262.  Bromsgrove, Worcestershire – 33,461
  263.  Brighouse, West Yorkshire – 33,286
  264.  Letchworth Garden City, Hertfordshire – 33,249
  265.  Huyton, Merseyside – 33,193
  266.  Glossop, Derbyshire – 33,020
  267.  Dumfries, Dumfriesshire – 32,914
  268. Lichfield, Staffordshire – 32,877
  269. Stroud, Gloucestershire – 32,670
  270.  Bicester, Oxfordshire – 32,642
  271.  Pudsey, West Yorkshire – 32,216
  272.  Hucknall, Nottinghamshire – 32,107
  273.  Whitstable, Kent – 32,100
  274.  Motherwell, North Lanarkshire – 31,906
  275.  Prestwich, Greater Manchester – 31,693
  276.  Barnstaple, Devon – 31,616
  277.  Spalding, Lincolnshire – 31,588
  278.  Epsom, Surrey – 31,474
  279.  Brierley Hill, West Midlands – 31,430
  280.  Rutherglen, South Lanarkshire – 31,401
  281.  Warwick, Warwickshire – 31,345
  282.  Loughton, Essex – 31,106
  283.  Stanford-le-Hope, Essex – 30,747
  284.  Colwyn Bay, Conwy – 30,269
  285.  St Neot’s, Cambridgeshire – 30,252
  286.  Harpenden, Hertfordshire – 30,240
  287.  Dunstable, Bedfordshire – 30,184
  288.  Yate, Gloucestershire – 30,022
  289.  Radcliffe, Greater Manchester – 29,950
  290.  Newry, County Armagh – 29,946
  291.  Gibraltar, Gibraltar – 29,431
  292.  Pontefract, West Yorkshire – 29,305
  293. Burntwood, Staffordshire – 29,205
  294. Witney, Oxfordshire – 29,103
  295.  East Grinstead, West Sussex – 29,084
  296.  Carrickfergus, County Antrim – 28,853
  297.  Totton, Hampshire – 28,676
  298.  Chichester, West Sussex – 28,657
  299.  Kendal, Cumbria – 28,586
  300.  Darwen, Lancashire – 28,155
  301.  Ashford, Surrey – 28,036
  302.  Ashington, Northumberland – 27,962
  303.  Douglas, Isle of Man – 27,935
  304.  Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire – 27,830
  305.  Haverhill, Suffolk – 27,041
  306.  Farnworth, Greater Manchester – 26,939
  307.  Didcot, Oxfordshire – 26,920
  308.  Hertford, Hertfordshire – 26,658
  309.  Frome, Somerset – 26,203
  310.  Ryde, Isle of Wight – 26,152
  311.  Thatcham, Berkshire – 26,017
  312.  Staines-upon-Thames, Surrey – 25,736
  313.  Farnham, Surrey – 25,604
  314.  Swinton, Greater Manchester – 25,362
  315.  Fleetwood, Lancashire – 25,359
  316.  Witham, Essex – 25,353
  317.  Rhyl, Denbighshire – 25,149
  318.  Bishop Auckland, County Durham – 24,908
  319.  Newport, Isle of Wight – 24,884
  320.  Skegness, Lincolnshire – 24,876
  321.  Consett, County Durham – 24,828
  322.  Gorleston-on-Sea, Norfolk – 24,741
  323.  Coleraine, County Londonderry – 24,455
  324.  Droylsden, Greater Manchester – 24,134
  325.  Westhoughton, Greater Manchester – 24,126
  326.  Ormskirk, Lancashire – 24,073
  327.  Whitehaven, Cumbria – 23,986
  328.  Oldbury, West Midlands – 23,964
  329.  Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire – 23,937
  330.  Daventry, Northamptonshire – 23,879
  331.  Broadstairs, Kent – 23,362
  332.  Lurgan, County Armagh – 23,534
  333.  Droitwich Spa, Worcestershire – 23,504
  334.  Formby, Merseyside – 23,329
  335.  Burnham-on-Sea, Somerset – 23,325
  336.  Elgin, Moray – 23,128
  337.  Amersham, Buckinghamshire – 23,086
  338.  Market Harborough, Leicestershire – 22,911
  339.  Horley, Surrey – 22,693
  340.  Godalming, Surrey – 22,689
  341.  Falmouth, Cornwall – 22,686
  342.  Musselburgh, East Lothian – 22,639
  343.  Potters’ Bar, Hertfordshire – 22,638
  344.  Bingley, West Yorkshire – 22,493
  345.  Chesham, Buckinghamshire – 22,356
  346.  Reigate, Surrey – 22,123
  347.  Workington, Cumbria – 22,098
  348.  Antrim, County Antrim – 21,819
  349.  Omagh, County Tyrone – 21,297
  350.  Walkden, Greater Manchester – 21,194
  351.  Clevedon, Somerset – 21,002
  352.  Stanley, County Durham – 20,995
  353.  Whitefield, Greater Manchester – 20,975
  354. Gainsborough, Lincolnshire – 20,842
  355.  Goole, East Riding of Yorkshire – 20,810
  356.  Dereham, Norfolk – 20,651
  357.  Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire – 20,641
  358.  Crowborough, East Sussex – 20,607
  359.  Camborne, Cornwall – 20,436
  360.  Newmarket, Suffolk – 20,384
  361.  Truro, Cornwall – 20,332
  362.  Penzance, Cornwall – 20,255
  363.  Dumbarton, West Dunbartonshire – 19,969
  364.  New Milton, Hampshire – 19,968
  365. Redruth, Cornwall – 19,902
  366. Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire – 19,778
  367. Harwich, Essex – 19,738
  368.  Stamford, Lincolnshire – 19,701
  369. Kirkintilloch, East Dunbartonshire – 19,689
  370.  Hazel Grove, Greater Manchester – 19,365
  371.  Eastwood, Nottinghamshire – 19,363
  372.  Kempston, Bedfordshire – 19,350
  373.  Hebburn, Tyne and Wear – 19,148
  374.  Ely, Cambridgeshire – 19,090
  375.  Dorchester, Dorset – 19,060
  376. Ware, Hertfordshire – 18,799
  377.  Minster-on-Sea, Kent – 18,760
  378.  Waltham Abbey, Essex – 18,743
  379. Oswestry, Shropshire – 18,743
  380.  Lancing, West Sussex – 18,692
  381.  Rawmarsh, South Yorkshire – 18,498
  382.  Prestatyn, Denbighshire – 18,496
  383.  Johnstone, Renfrewshire – 18,280
  384.  Alton, Hampshire – 18,261
  385.  Ebbw Vale, Blaenau Gwent – 18,095
  386.  Aberystwyth, Ceredigion – 18,093
  387.  Devizes, Wiltshire – 18,064
  388.  Bangor, Gwynedd – 17,988
  389.  Selby, North Yorkshire – 17,511
  390.  Poulton-le-Fylde, Lancashire – 17,430
  391.  Sleaford, Lincolnshire – 17,359
  392.  Lewes, East Sussex – 17,297
  393.  Nantwich, Cheshire – 17,226
  394.  Dorking, Surrey – 17,098
  395.  Guisborough, North Yorkshire – 16,979
  396.  St Andrew’s, Fife – 16,870
  397.  Northallerton, North Yorkshire – 16,832
  398.  Connah’s Quay, Flintshire – 16,774
  399.  St Peter Port, Guernsey – 16,488
  400. Louth, Lincolnshire – 16,419
  401.  St Ive’s, Cambridgeshire – 16,384
  402. Ripon, North Yorkshire – 16,363
  403. Cirencester, Gloucestershire – 16,325
  404.  Nailsea, Somerset – 16,060
  405.  Penicuik, Midlothian – 15,926
  406.  Carmarthen, Carmarthenshire – 15,854
  407.  Royston, Hertfordshire – 15,781
  408.  Carterton, Oxfordshire – 15,769
  409.  Keynsham, Somerset – 15,641
  410.  Larkhall, South Lanarkshire – 15,573
  411.  Saltash, Cornwall – 15,566
  412.  Knaresborough, North Yorkshire – 15,484
  413.  Port Glasgow, Inverclyde – 15,414
  414.  Llandudno, County Conwy – 15,371
  415.  Broxburn, West Lothian – 15,296
  416.  Lymington, Hampshire – 15,218
  417.  Uckfield, East Sussex – 15,213
  418.  Saffron Walden, Essex – 15,210
  419.  Wimborne Minster, Dorset – 15,174
  420.  Teignmouth, Devon – 15,129
  421.  Newport Pagnell, Buckinghamshire – 15,118
  422.  Kidlington, Oxfordshire – 15,046
  423.  Galashiels, Scottish Borders – 14,994
  424.  Petersfield, Hampshire – 14,974
  425.  Matlock, Derbyshire – 14,956
  426.  Flint, Flintshire – 14,907
  427.  Prestwick, South Ayrshire – 14,901
  428.  Bo’ness, County Falkirk – 14,868
  429. Tredegar, Blaenau Gwent – 14,855
  430.  Marlow, Buckinghamshire – 14,823
  431.  Ilkley, West Yorkshire – 14,809
  432.  Clitheroe, Lancashire – 14,765
  433.  Frampton Cotterell, Gloucestershire – 14,694
  434. Porth, Rhondda Cynon Taff – 14,648
  435. Skipton, North Yorkshire – 14,623
  436. Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire – 14,596
  437.  Morpeth, Northumberland – 14,403
  438.  Hawick, Scottish Borders – 14,294
  439. Helensburgh, Argyll and Bute – 14,220
  440.  Cowes, Isle of Wight – 14,216
  441.  Dundonald, County Down – 13,985
  442.  Ringwood, Hampshire – 13,943
  443.  Strabane, County Tyrone – 13,875
  444.  Beccles, Suffolk – 13,868
  445.  Houghton-le-Spring, County Durham – 13,863
  446.  Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire – 13,797
  447.  Enniskillen, County Fermanagh – 13,747
  448. Chertsey, Surrey – 13,753
  449. Milford Haven, Pembrokeshire – 13,582
  450.  Oxted, Surrey – 13,452
  451.  Verwood, Dorset – 13,360
  452. Alsager, Cheshire – 13,347
  453.  Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland – 13,265
  454. Whitby, North Yorkshire – 13,213
  455. Fraserburgh, Aberdeenshire – 13,100
  456. Uttoxeter, Staffordshire – 13,089
  457.  Chard, Somerset – 13,074
  458.  Alexandria, West Dunbartonshire – 13,054
  459.  Street, Somerset – 12,911
  460.  Isle of Portland, Dorset – 12,844
  461.  Inverurie, Aberdeenshire – 12,654
  462. Bromborough, Merseyside – 12,630
  463. Tividale, West Midlands – 12,575
  464. North Walsham, Norfolk – 12,463
  465. Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Leicestershire – 12,370
  466. Bridgnorth, Shropshire – 12,315
  467. Sheerness, Kent – 11,938
  468.  Kirkham, Lancashire – 11,915
  469.  Bargoed, County Caerphilly – 11,537
  470.  Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire – 11,494
  471.  Cowdenbeath, Fife – 11,401
  472.  Newtown, Powys – 11,357
  473.  Knowsley, Merseyside – 11,343
  474.  Thame, Oxfordshire – 11,329
  475. Helston, Cornwall – 11,311
  476. Gillingham, Dorset – 11,278
  477. Royal Wootton Bassett, Wiltshire – 11,265
  478. Prudhoe, Northumberland – 11,204
  479. Ilfracombe, Devon – 11,184
  480.  Leominster, Herefordshire – 10,938
  481.  Oakham, Rutland – 10,928
  482.  Downham Market, Norfolk – 10,884
  483.  Downpatrick, County Down – 10,737
  484. Banstead, Surrey – 10,653
  485. Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire – 10,582
  486. Wells, Somerset – 10,536
  487.  Whitburn, West Lothian – 10,527
  488.  Swanage, Dorset – 10,454
  489.  Shepton Mallet, Somerset – 10,369
  490.  Chigwell, Essex – 10,365
  491.  Chatteris, Cambridgeshire – 10,298
  492.  Epping, Essex – 10,289
  493.  Baldock, Hertfordshire – 10,280
  494.  Ystradgynlais, Powys – 10,248
  495.  Ascot, Berkshire – 10,227
  496.  Amesbury, Wiltshire – 10,116
  497.  Monmouth, Monmouthshire – 10,110
  498.  St Ive’s, Cornwall – 10,092
  499.  Waltham Cross, Hertfordshire – 10,070
  500.  Royston, South Yorkshire – 10,069
  501.  Mold, Flintshire – 10,058
  502. Ollerton, Nottinghamshire – 9,840
  503. Sawbridgeworth, Hertfordshire – 9,800
  504. Pembroke Dock, Pembrokeshire – 9,753
  505.  Polesworth, Warwickshire – 9,645
  506.  Maryport, Cumbria – 9,555
  507. Cupar, Fife – 9,339
  508.  Abergele, County Conwy – 9,208
  509.  Yaxley, Cambridgeshire – 9,174
  510.  Tidworth, Wiltshire – 9,173
  511. Soham, Cambridgeshire – 9,165
  512.  Cockermouth, Cumbria – 9,146
  513.  Worsley, Greater Manchester – 9,108
  514.  Ledbury, Herefordshire – 8,862
  515.  Southwater, West Sussex – 8,692
  516.  Uphall, West Lothian – 8,653
  517.  Dunbar, East Lothian – 8,486
  518. Glastonbury, Somerset – 8,471
  519. Llantwit Major, Vale of Glamorgan – 8,427
  520. Richmond, North Yorkshire – 8,413
  521. Peebles, Scottish Borders – 8,376
  522.  Brecon, Powys – 8,250
  523.  Princes’ Risborough, Buckinghamshire – 8,231
  524.  Hayle, Cornwall – 8,210
  525.  Alnwick, Northumberland – 8,116
  526.  Iver Heath, Buckinghamshire – 8,065
  527. Rhymney, County Caerphilly – 7,991
  528. Thurso, Highland – 7,933
  529. Ramsey, Cambridgeshire – 7,889
  530.  Highworth, Wiltshire – 7,886
  531.  Oaklands, Hertfordshire – 7,711
  532.  Warrenpoint, County Down – 7,605
  533. Launceston, Cornwall – 7,597
  534.  Pembroke, Pembrokeshire – 7,552
  535.  Longridge, Lancashire – 7,526
  536.  Wraysbury, Berkshire – 7,377
  537.  Crieff, Perthshire – 7,368
  538.  Stonehouse, Gloucestershire – 7,318
  539.  Shaftesbury, Dorset – 7,314
  540.  Girvan, South Ayrshire – 7,305
  541.  Portlethen, Aberdeenshire – 7,271
  542. Wick, Highland – 7,155
  543.  Wendover, Buckinghamshire – 7,131
  544. Lochgelly, Fife – 7,127
  545. Faringdon, Oxfordshire – 7,121
  546.  Kirkwall,  Orkney Islands – 7,045
  547. East Cowes, Isle of Wight – 7,010
  548.  Lerwick, Shetland Islands – 6,958
  549.  Burnham-on-Crouch, Essex – 6,905
  550. Brigg, Lincolnshire – 6,787
  551.  Sherburn-in-Elmet, North Yorkshire – 6,657
  552.  Portrush, County Antrim – 6,640
  553.  North Berwick, East Lothian – 6,605
  554.  Kilkeel, County Down – 6,574
  555.  Carryduff, County Down – 6,566
  556.  Godmanchester, Cambridgeshire – 6,506
  557.  Tadcaster, North Yorkshire – 6,480
  558.  Coleshill, Warwickshire – 6,341
  559. Road Town, British Virgin Islands – 6,330
  560. Burntisland, Fife – 6,269
  561.  Studley, Warwickshire – 6,203
  562.  Withernsea, East Riding of Yorkshire – 6,159
  563.  Waltham, Lincolnshire – 6,057
  564.  Saltburn-by-the-Sea, North Yorkshire – 5,958
  565.  Welshpool, Powys – 5,948
  566.  Selkirk, Scottish Borders – 5,784
  567.  Oundle, Northamptonshire – 5,735
  568.  Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire – 5,719
  569.  Stornoway, Na h’Eilean Siar – 5,714
  570.  Kelso, Scottish Borders – 5,639
  571. Dromore, County Down – 5,602
  572. Taff’s Well, Rhondda Cynon Taff – 5,567
  573.  Hethersett, Norfolk – 5,520
  574.  Greenisland, County Antrim – 5,498
  575.  Wareham, Dorset – 5,496
  576.  Wincanton, Somerset – 5,435
  577. Llandrindod Wells, Powys – 5,309
  578. Cheddar, Somerset – 5,199
  579. Appley Bridge, Lancashire – 5,197
  580.  Church, Lancashire – 5,186
  581.  Shevington, Greater Manchester – 5,114
  582.  Looe, Cornwall – 5,112
  583.  Hungerford, Berkshire – 5,100
  584.  Datchet, Berkshire – 4,913
  585.  Winterton, Lincolnshire – 4,899
  586.  Kinross, Perth and Kinross – 4,891
  587.  Campbeltown, Argyll and Bute – 4,852
  588.  Blaina, Blaenau Gwent – 4,808
  589.  Keith, Moray – 4,734
  590. Coggeshall, Essex – 4,727
  591.  Lyme Regis, Dorset – 4,712
  592.  Irchester, Northamptonshire – 4,419
  593. New Tredegar, County Caerphilly – 4,208
  594. Cardigan, Ceredigion – 4,184
  595. Banff, Aberdeenshire – 4,082
  596.  Invergordon, Highland – 4,075
  597.  Saltford, Somerset – 4,073
  598.  Stokenchurch, Buckinghamshire – 4,056
  599.  Jedburgh, Scottish Borders – 4,030
  600.  Macduff, Aberdeenshire – 4,009
  601.  Keele, Staffordshire – 3,953
  602.  Lydd, Kent – 3,889
  603.  Conwy, County Conwy – 3,873
  604.  Whitehead, County Antrim – 3,869
  605.  Tenbury Wells, Worcestershire – 3,849
  606.  Stoney Stanton, Leicestershire – 3,793
  607.  Eye, Cambridgeshire – 3,737
  608.  Ellesmere, Shropshire – 3,686
  609.  St Colomb Major, Cornwall – 3,672
  610. Moira, County Armagh – 3,669
  611.  Tylorstown, Rhondda Cynon Taff – 3,641
  612.  Pewsey, Wiltshire – 3,634
  613.  Boroughbridge, North Yorkshire – 3,610
  614.  Wilton, Wiltshire – 3,579
  615.  Brockenhurst, Hampshire – 3,552
  616.  Eyemouth, Scottish Borders – 3,546
  617.  Stamford Bridge, East Riding of Yorkshire – 3,528
  618.  Welwyn, Hertfordshire – 3,497
  619.  Spilsby, Lincolnshire – 3,440
  620.  Fishguard, Pembrokeshire – 3,419
  621.  Queenborough, Kent – 3,407
  622.  Takeley, Essex – 3,387
  623.  St Asaph, Denbighshire – 3,355
  624.  Kirkcudbright, Dumfriesshire – 3,352
  625.  Somerton, Somerset – 3,339
  626.  Ahoghill, County Antrim – 3,335
  627.  Buckfastleigh, Devon – 3,326
  628.  Hatfield Peverel, Essex – 3,251
  629.  Fairford, Gloucestershire – 3,236
  630.  Castle Cary, Somerset – 3,232
  631. Walton, West Yorkshire – 3,231
  632.  Dordon, Warwickshire – 3,225
  633. West Calder, West Lothian – 3,164
  634. Newton, Derbyshire – 3,163
  635. Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch, Isle of Anglesey – 3,107
  636.  Minster, Kent – 3,007
  637. Bruton, Somerset – 2,984
  638. Over, Cambridgeshire – 2,862
  639. Charlbury, Oxfordshire – 2,830
  640. Builth Wells, Powys – 2,829
  641.  Stoke Mandeville, Buckinghamshire – 2,771
  642.  Duns, Scottish Borders – 2,753
  643. Cleobury Mortimer, Shropshire – 2,711
  644.  Mere, Wiltshire – 2,686
  645.  Fairfield Park, Bedfordshire – 2,682
  646. Kington, Herefordshire – 2,626
  647.  Highclere, Hampshire – 2,625
  648.  Brierley, South Yorkshire – 2,595
  649.  Godstone, Surrey – 2,564
  650.  Rostrevor, County Down – 2,556
  651. Yarnton, Oxfordshire – 2,545
  652.  Watlington, Norfolk – 2,455
  653. Aspatria, Cumbria – 2,454
  654.  Ellington, Northumberland – 2,426
  655. Kingston Bagpuize, Oxfordshire – 2,349
  656.  Lyndhurst, Hampshire – 2,347
  657.  Barmouth, Gwynedd – 2,315
  658. Coltishall, Norfolk – 2,310
  659.  Oakley, Fife – 2,297
  660.  Mevagissey, Cornwall – 2,272
  661.  Bradpole, Dorset – 2,270
  662.  Coupar Angus, Perth and Kinross – 2,262
  663.  Hambleton, Lancashire – 2,247
  664.  Mossblown, South Ayrshire – 2,186
  665.  Leyburn, North Yorkshire – 2,183
  666.  Severn Beach, Gloucestershire – 2,182
  667.  Tisbury, Wiltshire – 2,178
  668.  Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk – 2,165
  669.  Eye, Suffolk – 2,154
  670.  Eton, Berkshire – 2,123
  671.  Stanley, Falkland Islands – 2,120
  672.  Duxford, Cambridgeshire – 2,099
  673.  Sandford, Dorset – 2,096
  674.  Odiham, Hampshire – 2,079
  675.  Wickham, Hampshire – 2,060
  676.  Eton Wick, Berkshire – 2,029
  677.  Hutton, Lancashire – 2,022
  678. St Clear’s, Carmarthenshire – 1,989
  679.  Wick, Gloucestershire – 1,988
  680.  Comrie, Perth and Kinross – 1,927
  681.  South Nutfield, Surrey – 1,922
  682.  Wrotham, Kent – 1,921
  683.  Annalong, County Down – 1,919
  684.  Newcastle Emlyn, Carmarthenshire – 1,883
  685.  Lynemouth, Northumberland – 1,858
  686.  East Bridgford, Nottinghamshire – 1,814
  687.  Cold Ash, Berkshire – 1,765
  688.  St George, Bermuda – 1,743
  689.  Goodwick, Pembrokeshire – 1,720
  690.  Hatfield Heath, Essex – 1,717
  691.  Thornhill, Dumfries and Galloway – 1,674
  692.  Douglas, South Lanarkshire – 1,620
  693.  Crossmaglen, County Armagh – 1,592
  694.  Trimsaran, Carmarthenshire – 1,584
  695.  Hutton Rudby, North Yorkshire – 1,573
  696.  Stock, Essex – 1,545
  697.  Kilrea, County Londonderry – 1,544
  698.  Ullapool, Highland – 1,541
  699.  Whittlesford, Cambridgeshire – 1,536
  700.  Hutton Cranswick, East Riding of Yorkshire – 1,505
  701.  Markham, County Caerphilly – 1,495
  702.  Steventon, Oxfordshire – 1,485
  703.  Ryhall, Rutland – 1,459
  704.  Balcombe, West Sussex – 1,424
  705.  Aberaeron, Ceredigion – 1,422
  706.  Burnhope, County Durham – 1,421
  707.  Dobwalls, Cornwall – 1,418
  708.  Twyford, Hampshire – 1,412
  709.  St David’s, Pembrokeshire – 1,408
  710.  Dorchester-on-Thames, Oxfordshire – 1,401
  711. Wingrave, Buckinghamshire – 1,389
  712. Horspath, Oxfordshire – 1,378
  713.  Potten End, Hertfordshire – 1,356
  714.  Corfe Castle, Dorset – 1,355
  715. Barford, Warwickshire – 1,336
  716. Garsington, Oxfordshire – 1,333
  717.  Castlerock, County Londonderry – 1,324
  718.  Garvagh, County Londonderry – 1,322
  719. Warwick Bridge, Cumbria – 1,264
  720. Dromore, County Tyrone – 1,258
  721.  Bankfoot, Perthshire – 1,257
  722.  Minster Lovell, Oxfordshire – 1,236
  723.  Hockwold-cum-Wilton, Norfolk – 1,195
  724.  Inchture, Perthshire – 1,155
  725. St Dogmael’s, Pembrokeshire – 1,117
  726. Bangor-on-Dee, County Wrexham – 1,110
  727.  Pencader, Carmarthenshire – 1,107
  728.  Hugh Town, Cornwall – 1,097
  729.  Altarnun, Cornwall – 1,084
  730.  Sheriff Hutton, North Yorkshire – 1,019
  731.  Hamilton, Bermuda – 1,010
  732.  Reawla, Cornwall – 997
  733.  Alton, Staffordshire – 991
  734.  Grove, Dorset – 990
  735.  Kirtlington, Oxfordshire – 988
  736.  Warborough, Oxfordshire – 987
  737.  Montgomery, Powys – 986
  738.  Iwerne Minster, Dorset – 978
  739. Laughton-en-le-Morthen, North Yorkshire – 971
  740.  Blyth, Nottinghamshire – 968
  741. Springfield, Fife – 941
  742.  Aldermaston, Berkshire – 940
  743. Cleehill, Shropshire – 916
  744.  Hatfield Broad Oak, Essex – 915
  745.  Cannock Wood, Staffordshire – 912
  746.  Lizard, Cornwall – 906
  747.  Longridge, West Lothian – 903
  748.  Clifton, Lancashire – 894
  749.  Ribchester, Lancashire – 888
  750.  Burnham Market, Norfolk – 877
  751.  Cavendish, Suffolk – 875
  752. Codford St Peter, Wiltshire – 870
  753.  Newport, Pembrokeshire – 851
  754. Kington Langley, Wiltshire – 841
  755. Christchurch, Cambridgeshire – 833
  756.  Kingston-near-Lewes, East Sussex – 831
  757.  Fairford Airfield, Gloucestershire – 828
  758.  Crosby, Cumbria – 816
  759. Wookey, Somerset – 810
  760.  Enham Alamein, Hampshire – 804
  761.  Shoreham, Kent – 800
  762.  Begbroke, Oxfordshire – 783
  763.  Cromarty, Highland – 726
  764. Gwalchmai, Isle of Anglesey – 715
  765. Beckermet, Cumbria – 704
  766. Kington St Michael, Wiltshire – 703
  767.  Botley, Buckinghamshire – 680
  768.  Monkton, Kent – 661
  769.  Stoneyhills, Essex – 656
  770. Pilton, Somerset – 646
  771.  Matlock Bath, Derbyshire – 640
  772.  Pilley, Hampshire – 638
  773.  Speen, Buckinghamshire – 637
  774.  Grendon Underwood, Buckinghamshire – 636
  775.  Wilton, Herefordshire – 610
  776.  Great Casterton, Rutland – 600
  777.  Walhampton, Hampshire – 590
  778.  Yaxley, Suffolk – 588
  779.  Henley, Suffolk – 573
  780.  Halton, Buckinghamshire – 571
  781.  Wootton, Oxfordshire – 569
  782.  Little Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire – 554
  783.  Barford St Michael, Oxfordshire – 549
  784.  Barford St Martin, Wiltshire – 548
  785. Barford, Norfolk – 547
  786.  Burghclere, Hampshire – 546
  787.  Grendon, Nottinghamshire – 544
  788.  Pitcombe, Somerset – 532
  789. Lyonshall, Herefordshire – 521
  790. Iron Acton, Gloucestershire – 516
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11 comments on “UK: 1000 Largest Cities by Population
  1. Anonymous says:

    loads of places aren’t on it

  2. Graham Hill says:

    I’ve stayed in Fife all my life and I’ve never heard of Burntwood (no 247)

  3. FreeBird says:

    It can’t be true – I just looked up at the size of Barassie, rank 558 in your list – I was expecting quite a small place but BANG – this can’t be right.
    Have a look 55.558738,-4.655592
    It seems no filled the last census here properly.. lol

    Nice list but I don’t think they would be accurate by any sort of exact numbers.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Skelmersdale 38k
    Ormskirk 24k

  5. Thank you for your contribution.

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